After a long day at parliamet, a joint assebmly of both houses has confirmed incumbent PM, former army chief and coup loeader General Prayut Chan-ocha as the new Prime Minsiter of Thailand. Here's how it came to be and what's next for the old new government.
Thai parliament is supposed to vote on a new PM today but since the early morning lawmakers have been debating endlessly, dragging the session out into the night.
Ahead of the joint parliament vote for a new PM, former Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is resigning from his MP post following his party's decision to join the pro-military faction to form a new government with current military ruler Prayut Chan-ocha as the next PM.
Thailand's parliament will vote on a new prime minister on Wednesday, over two months after elections were held. But new rules written under the current military government can make this a very lopsided affair. I'll explain.
My extended summary of a tumoltous first day of parliament for CNA, marred by delays and attempts of delays. Also: an outlook of what's next.